Graphic Design

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Program Overview

Degrees & Certificates

Two-year degree for students who want to start a career immediately after graduation.
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  • Credits to complete: 123.0
  • Estimated program length in quarters: Full Time - 6 | Part Time - Part Time Option Not Available

About the Program

Renowned by design professionals, Seattle Central College's Graphic Design program focuses not only on fundamental design skills, but it also integrates emerging technologies and keeps students current by continually evolving and responding to industry needs and standards. While enrolled, you will train in one of the most advanced creative arts facilities in the state that features integrated classes and shared resources, plus studios and labs that simulate real-world, professional environments. What’s more, the faculty incorporates the equipment and workflow of professional design studios into the curriculum. 

Career Opportunities

Seattle Central’s Graphic Design program focuses not just on design fundamentals, but also on the cutting-edge tech skills that employers value most. You’ll be well-prepared to find work immediately after graduation, in areas including (but not limited to):

  • Advertising and Branding
  • Animation and Interactive Media
  • Illustration
  • Mobile App Design
  • Packaging and Commercial Design
  • Typography
  • User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX) Design
  • Web Design

In addition to finding success with more traditional employers, many of our graduates choose to work on a freelance basis or to start their own businesses.

  • 80% of graduates have a full-time job less than 60 days after graduating
  • 600+ Alumni Association members

It was super–demanding. I was shocked by the amount of work, but you were rewarded for your hard work. The focus was on real–life projects that were on point with getting us ready for the workforce. And the professors were great, giving us constant feedback.

Julia McNamara, Graphic Design alumna

Program lengths are estimates, not guarantees. For the most current program information, please check with the program contact.